Ever since my quest for the perfect pouf, I’ve been bombarded with photos of amazingly chic nursery rooms. One of my good friends just announced that she’s having a boy and she’s all about some extra help for getting her baby’s new room ready to go. I actually really enjoy decorating, especially when paint, creativity and open-minded “clients” (read as non-paying friends) are involved. I’m of the mindset that a little searching, some elbow grease and an ability to focus on the final vision while buying helps tremendously for keeping on budget (or a lack thereof)
As you’d expect from me, my mid-century modern-centric mind goes right to the clean lines and simple spaces. Wood and polished chrome finishes fit in well with this distinctive style while graphic wallpaper and painted-on patterns create a visually appealing nursery room design aesthetic for both Mommy and Baby. Check out a few of my favorite designs that I’ve found on my quest for the perfect (yet age appropriate) modern nursery space.
Of course, overly ornate and stuffy upholsteries aren’t really my style, but what I do think is really important is the comfort of the mother and her new baby. Whether the baby is being fed or he’s in his crib screaming his head off, the nursery needs to be a comfortable place for both without skimping on cuteness. I really have come to terms with the fact that I appreciate gender-neutral nursery designs (OK, that lean towards the masculine) because the thought of pale pinks, baby blues and primary colors really just make me shudder.
Instead of your average blue for boy, pink for girl, I’d definitely opt for an atomically retro themed mid-century modern-inspired nursery. I really love the fun shapes (clean lines but with a whimsical roundedness) and colors (primarily shades of red, cobalt and turquoise, to white and gray) There’s a boldness to atomic style that isn’t overbearing or too seriously like how some grown-up mid-century modern interiors can appear. Retro and vintage-inspired framed prints and posters look great on a graphic wall, while visually inspiring light fixtures and mobiles help to capture and develop Baby’s creativity and personality.
I can’t wait to meet my friend’s new little one when he arrives and I’ll be sure to show off the nursery design after everything is bought and installed!
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